‘Surreal feeling’ for Mouzouris at Bathurst
Wednesday 3rd March, 2021 - 12:45pm
Angelo Mouzouris has described finishing second in the opening Dunlop Super2 Series race at Mount Panorama as “a surreal feeling”.
Mouzouris became a Super2 pole-sitter in the first qualifying session of the season, his second in the series, and led for the first three laps.
He was passed at the start of the next tour by Triple Eight Race Engineering team-mate Broc Feeney but hung on to second thereafter, making for his best result in the second tier of Supercars to date.
Mouzouris qualified fifth for the Sunday affair and was sixth initially until he ran long at Hell Corner on Lap 5 and dropped to 10th.
The 19-year-old ultimately finished Race 2 in 10th after a late off while attempting to take eighth spot from Matt McLean at The Chase, but occupies a share of fourth in the standings.
“We started off really well – pole and second place on Saturday, so it was an awesome start to the year,” said Mouzouris.
“Getting pole was an unbelievable feeling. It was a great lap around Mount Panorama, and it was a surreal feeling finishing second.
“On Sunday, qualifying didn’t go so well. I didn’t get a lap in and I struggled a lot with the car in the race.
“I’ll admit that I got a bit frustrated out there, but it’s a long season, so we’ll keep chipping away at it.
“All eyes are forward now to Winton. I can’t wait for that, it’s kind of a home track for me. I’ve done a lot of testing there in my Formula Ford, so I feel we’ll be in good shape.”
Feeney is third in the series, having been classified ninth in Race 2 after a post-race penalty dropped him from third at the chequered flag.
Round 2 of Super2 supports the Winton SuperSprint on May 29-30.